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  1. Problems & Issues
    04 Element, 190k miles on it, ran the computer and P2646 came up So my cat and sensors were stolen a few weeks ago, since then it has replaced them with after market parts, anyway, just the other day the engine light comes on and it chugs the way I expected it to. Cant rev past 3k RPM, I know...
  2. Site/Forums Announcements
    Hey Y'all. New member here, trying to figure out the best way to determine if my catalytic converter is actually bad. It's for my '09, with only 73k miles, so I was surprised to hear my mechanic say I needed a new one when I pulled a P0420 code. He ran a diagnostic but I don't trust it or the...
  3. Problems & Issues
    Hey everyone, Has anyone here changed their catalytic converter themselves with one of the bolt on replacements (with the cat and pipe that runs from the exhaust manifold all the way to the muffler pipe). If yes I'm wondering if you had to remove the exhaust manifold's heat shield?? One of the...
  4. Problems & Issues
    Hello: My sister purchased a 2005 Honda Element in 04-2019. This body of this Element is in very good shape and the vehicle runs well. There is approx. 175,000 on the odometer. My sister is thankful and fortunate to have found this vehicle. During the early morning hours of Friday...
  5. Problems & Issues
    Hey Y'all. New member here, trying to figure out the best way to go with a new cat for my '09. With only 73k miles, I was surprised to hear my mechanic say I needed a new one so when I pulled a P0420 code I had a diagnostic done. He's recommending a new cat, and, including diagnostic and labor...
  6. Problems & Issues
    Just had my cat converter stolen. Cleanly cut behind the sensor. Since the shop wants to replace the cat and back, are there any mods I should consider? I’d love more horsepower or less cabin noise. Would other Honda / Acura models have parts that would be considered an upgrade?
  7. Problems & Issues
    I need to get a new catalytic converter and I’m definitely not gonna pay $3200 for the Honda one. I’m thinking about buying the $260 one on Rockauto. 1: Will this cheap cat be so inefficient that it throws codes? 2: Will running a cheap cat mess with air-fuel ratios or will the ECM compensate...
  8. Problems & Issues
    The sound of my E changed so much. I asked for OEM but got A/M. Any idea why my exhaust system replacement sounds (and smells) so bad?
  9. Problems & Issues
    Hi all! I have a 2006 element and my engine light has been going off and on. Pulled a code 0420 from my friends code reader and then a shop confirmed. They are quoting at least $1k. I've got about 154k miles. Engine light came on about 6 months ago and pulled 0420, then went off so I didn't do...
  10. Problems & Issues
    I am thinking of going with the Universal because it needs welding which will indicate to the next thief that it is not worth stealing whereas they may not be able to tell an OEM from a Direct-fit. Any opinions?
  11. Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    Hey all- I just bought a 2008 EX yesterday and only now discovered I now have a target for catalytic converter theft. I have good insurance, but I’m seeing some people have had their cat ripped out multiple times. The one I bought had its car converter ripped out on the lot, and the dealer...
  12. Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    Hello, I just got my E back from the dealership after my catalytic converter got stolen and also had to replace the oxygen sensors because they were destroyed (almost $3800). This is the second time in the last 2 years. I asked nearby mechanics to help me search for parts to protect the CC...
  13. Problems & Issues
    I've had a 2008 Element for less than a year and I just got my Catalytic Converter stolen. Upon doing research, I've found that the Honda Element is one of the most targeted vehicles on the market that gets its cat. conv. stolen. I've looked online at devices like the CatClamp, CatLoc etc...
  14. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Two weeks ago I purchased a 2005 Element EX as a winter daily driver. Overnight the Catalytic Converter was stolen from the vehicle. Unfortunately the resonator and muffler section was cut making a like new factory repair more difficult without replacing that section. My question #1. If I opted...
  15. Problems & Issues
    Hello all. I am trying to get to the bottom of a p0420 code that appeared after i installed a new downstream oxygen sensor. I am sure i'm going to have to replace a my cat as i had previously had misfires that have now been solved. My bigger concern though are my O2 Sensors and the voltage they...
  16. Maintenance and Service
    My 2006 Element has about 220,000 miles on it, still getting between 20-23 mpg and the engine itself is as strong as ever. However just got home from a tour around Texas and my check engine light has come on. Codes P0420: Catalyst Efficiency below Threshold (Bank1) - I believe there is a...
  17. Problems & Issues
    Hi everyone looking for some help. I just had a new catalytic converter installed at the honda dealership on my 2003 element EX. This, after mine was stolen right off my car in the street one night here in los angeles. Anyway, when driving out of the dealership after picking up the car the...
  18. Maintenance and Service
    A little new here - hoping this is the right forum for this: As reported in this thread (http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=970059&postcount=40) I had my catalytic converter stolen of my 2006 EX-P Element in Chicago. Just thought I would do a quick write up on the parts I...
  19. Problems & Issues
    So about two/three weeks ago, my catalytic converter was stolen. Did the standard song and dance (police report, insurance claim, took it to a shop) but my insurance didn't replace the stolen parts with OEM, but aftermarket parts. A day after getting my baby back, my check engine light came on...
  20. Problems & Issues
    :-( Do I replace with a universal or a factory? If I go with a universal because a) I don't have to use my insurance and b) so if it happens again I won't want to give up my Element, what are the major differences between a factory and after -market part? I have to take the emissions test once a...
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